Comments or suggestions for the next secret Santa swap

Discussion in 'Bottle Swaps.' started by strange-steve, Jan 5, 2019.

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  1. Feb 6, 2019 #21

    AleofWight

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    Same as the others have said, the only change I'll make is being prepared this time and making something for the occasion rather than what I had in stock.
     
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    Ditto!

    As this is my first year brewing, I never appreciated that I'd need a lot of beer on at Xmas, and that meant pre-planning... Next year I'll start my Xmas brewing in October so all kegs are full and I've plenty of bottled beers to take round to houses.
     
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    Your first year brewing?! Not one to do things in half measure are you ! :hat:
     
  4. Feb 6, 2019 #24

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    Yeah I tend to jump into things headfirst... So far it hasn't backfired, not yet anyway...
     
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  5. Feb 7, 2019 #25

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    What you trying to say Steve?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2019 #26

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    :laugh8:
    Well I suppose not putting your name on the bottle would be a start :D
     
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    Errrm.
     
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    Hi
    Whats the general packaging used for beer swaps so I can join in the next round

    Thanks
     
  9. Mar 23, 2019 #29

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    Pringle tubes
     
  10. Mar 24, 2019 #30

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    As Mick says, or a small box (like a shoe box) filled with bubble wrap.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2019 #31

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    I'm new here and would love to participate in something like this. Sounds like what you've got going is working a treat. Only suggestion I can make seeing it from the outside, would be to take people's "not for me styles" or "must avoid due to allergies/intolerances etc"

    How do I sign up to get involved?
     
  12. Apr 17, 2019 #32

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    Thanks for the comment. Yeah allergies/intolerance info is definitely something that can be included without any issue.

    Regarding the "not for me" styles though, I personally think it's good to try various examples from time to time of styles you don't generally like, perhaps you just haven't had the right one? I suppose if there's a style that you really dislike then it could be arranged, but it'd be a right ball ache to organise if everyone did it.

    Keep an eye out for the Secret Santa Swap thread around the start of November and just add your name to the list athumb..

    If you can't wait till then there are plenty of members who are always up for a bottle swap, or there's the monthly competitions if you'd like some constructive feedback.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2019 #33

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    I was just making a suggestion for those members that can't try certain types. Me personally, I'll try anything. I like different styles and love to try something new. November gives me chance to get some brewing done as I've just got back into the hobby. I'll keep an eye out for the secret Santa nearer the time
     
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    You could have categories. Even basic, dark, light, sour and people can say if they prefer not to have one of those
     
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    In theory, yes. But I'm wondering, are people on this forum really that selective about the beers they drink? And given it seemed about 50% of the swap was comprised of some sort of strong stout, I'm not sure there would be a whole load of flexibility.

    Looks like we missed the opportunity for a secret Easter Bunny swap.

    But, the purpose to my post... just thinking about how there were so many winter styles swapped in the Secret Santa, how about a summer swap too?
     
  16. Apr 17, 2019 #36

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    Sounds like a plan. A chance to swap some potential lighter ales and lagers etc.

    If there are enough participants, maybe even a wine or cider swap
     
  17. Apr 17, 2019 #37

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    A summer swap is a great idea - takes a lot of organising though
     
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    I sent someone a beer that didn't drink the style so gave it away.....
     
  19. Apr 17, 2019 #39

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    Really? What was it?
     

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